“We make our DDRS courses as welcoming and relaxed as possible; we're not here to patronise or point fingers. Oh - and we get Day One jitters too!’”
– Dave Llewellyn, NewLink Wales DDRS (Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme) Trainer
Our Drink Drive Rehabilitation Training is sometimes referred to as Alcohol Awareness Training – which says it all. It’s about education; we’re not here to patronise, judge or point the finger. We’d rather arm people with the facts and the confidence to avoid re-offending.
Our trainers know that the reasons behind drink-drive offences can be complicated and circumstantial. Sometimes it can be as simple as not being aware of the law, or missing some key bits of knowledge about how alcohol affects the brain. Often there’s other factors pushing people towards offending.
The more you understand about alcohol, and the repercussions of drink-drive offences, the better your chance of avoiding an offence in future. That’s what we’re here to help with.
As well as a reduction of up to 25% on your driving disqualification, our course offers essential info, including:
The effects of alcohol on the body and brain, including how long alcohol remains in your system.
The facts on Units
We get that it’s not the simplest system, so we go through exactly how it all works.
You can’t beat the breathalyser with a copper coin – so what else just isn’t true?
What drink-driving means to your life
It’s not just the driving ban; we go through all the reasons why avoiding re-offending can make a huge difference to your life, especially in ways that may not be immediately obvious.
Drink-driving and society
How common is drink-driving, and what effect does it actually have on our society? Away from the shock-tactics and scare stories, we think it’s important to show you the real wider societal effects of alcohol behind the wheel.
Alcohol, drink culture, and you
A big part of this section is taking a look at exactly why your drink-driving offence happened, and helping you figure out how to avoid the same circumstances again.
NewLink Wales is a Welsh-Government approved provider of Drink Drive Rehabilitation Training courses, and delivers programmes in collaboration with the Welsh Government and the Department for Transport.
Our courses are developed by our in-house Training team, and are delivered by Dave ‘Quality’ Llewellyn, an IQA and PGCE qualified trainer with more that a decade of experience in qualification and training.
Most importantly, though, NewLink Wales is a substance misuse and wellbeing organisation; we’ve built everything we do around helping people get their lives back on track. We don’t see DDRT as being any different.
After you’ve been convicted, the courts will generally recommend you attend a DDRS (Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme) course, which will help you received a reduction in your driving disqualification.
Our courses are priced at £150 for a weekday daytime course or £200 for a weekend or evening course; this cost covers the entire training process from start to finish.
To book on the course, please see the courses available below:Before booking your place on the course, please read the Terms and Conditions carefully. They contain joining instructions and other important info you’ll need to know before we get started.